Willistead Manor and Thyme To-Go Present 3rd Annual Harvest Dinner

Willistead Manor and Thyme To-Go continue the 2023 At the Manor event offerings with the 3rd Annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Willistead Manor. The event features one seating at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person, and are available now at www.ThymeToGo.ca online. Seating is limited, and those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

For this popular experience, guests are treated to a crisp fall meal inside Willistead Manor with the historic mansion as the backdrop to dinner. The unique, not-to-be-missed experience includes a farm-to-table epic roast with three delicious cuts of meat, rustic vegetables, seasonal side dishes, drink tastings from Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, live music and special entertainment.

Additionally, guests this year will have the opportunity to visit the new Coach House Historical Exhibition, which shares the story of Hiram Walker, the Walker family and legacy, the formation of Walkerville, Edward and Mary Walker, construction and history of Willistead Manor, and much more. This permanent exhibition is supported by the Charleigh Charitable Trust, the Walker descendants, Willistead Manor Inc., the Friends of Willistead, and the City of Windsor. These unique At the Manor events and initiatives take place in the City’s historic manor in Old Walkerville, and are co-produced by the City’s Culture & Events team and the manor’s exclusive caterer. Thyme To-Go’s Head Chef Julie Myers designs special menus that draw inspiration from Willistead’s history and from her travels around the world, created with fresh and local ingredients wherever possible.

Additional upcoming events in the series include the following:

  • Poetry at the Manor – Vol. 11: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
  • Annual Holiday Tours: select Sundays and Wednesdays in December 2023
  • Breakfast with Santa: Sundays, December 3, 10 and 17, 2023
  • Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet: Sunday, March 31, 2024
  • Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet: Sunday, May 12, 2024


“Willistead Manor’s At the Manor programming series continues to offer diverse, unique, and exciting experiences. The Harvest Dinner is certainly a fan-favourite event for our series, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for this year’s experience. These events allow us to engage new audiences, and to welcome them as they step inside Willistead Manor and find rooms filled with delicious food, stunning art, thought-provoking poetry, beautiful music, and much more.”
- Christopher Lawrence Menard, Supervisor, Community Programming – Cultural Affairs & Willistead Manor Coordinator, City of Windsor

"The Thyme To-Go team looks forward to all of the At the Manor series events. The recent High Tea and Garden Party was pure magic at the manor. Now, we shift focus to the fantastic Harvest Dinner offering. We are so very proud of this event, and we can’t wait to treat everyone to another memorable experience, delicious menu, and unforgettable night out. To everyone celebrating Open Streets Windsor in September, we invite you to spend the day exploring the community, and the evening inside Willistead Manor.”
- Julie Myers, Head Chef and Owner, Thyme To Go, Willistead Manor's Exclusive Caterer and At the Manor partner

Further details on At the Manor events and programming series can be found on the special events page at www.Willistead.ca. To learn more about culture and heritage services at the City of Windsor, visit www.CityWindsor.ca or contact 311.

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